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Chapman alumnus Arellano reminisces about food of his fathers

March 20, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman alumnus and well-known columnist and author Gustavo Arellano (his humor column/sociology study ”Ask a Mexican!” appears in OC Weekly and many other papers) nabbed the front page of the L.A. Times’ Food section last Thursday (March 18) with a mouth-watering feature on Zacatecan cuisine.  The food of the central Mexican state is, for some reason,

Room dedication honors Holocaust survivors

March 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

“After being tossed about in this world, survivors of the Holocaust have a home at Chapman. My fervent prayer is that the dignity of this room will inspire all who enter it.” This heartfelt message, delivered by Holocaust survivor Natalie Weinstein Gold, conveyed the air of warmth and remembrance that greeted the dedication Monday afternoon

Question of the Week: "Bad books" – do you agree?

March 15, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The American Book Review has set off a debate with its list of 40 “bad books” (PDF), many of them nominated by professors.  The “chosen” books include Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, One-Party Classroom by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Bob Dylan’s Tarantula,

Theatre Dept. opens Bus Stop/Hedda Gabler rep run

March 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Ready for some great plays? The Chapman Department of Theatre has two excellent options on tap this week and next, as they open Bus Stop and Hedda Gabler in repertory at the Waltmar Theatre on campus. Bus Stop , by Willam Inge and directed by John Benitz, is the play that the famous 1956 movie was

Stan Kenton Alumni Band performs Fri, March 12

March 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Don’t forget – the Conservatory of Music presents the Stan Kenton Alumni Band tonight at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall!  Tickets will be available in advance or at the door, starting at $10.  The late Stan Kenton was one of the all-time great big-band leaders of the ’40s, ’50s and beyond.  His music was adventurous

"Vive Haiti" event aims to raise funds, awareness

March 11, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Chapman University Sociology Department presents “Vive Haiti!” a teach-in benefit that will let audience members learn about the historical, social, and political context of Haiti through performance, film and a lecture.  The event, which takes place Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, aims to raise both awareness and funds for Haitian earthquake relief.   The lecture will

TONIGHT: Superpower Illusions

March 10, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Tonight at 7 p.m. in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall 404,  former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock Jr. gives a talk entitled “Superpower Illusions: How Myths and Ideologies Led America Astray, and How to Return to Reality.”  In it he will demolish myths that have distorted America’s recent foreign policy,

Tabula Poetica: Get your poetry on

March 10, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Check out Tabula Poetica’s new website for all things poetry at Chapman University!    http://www.chapman.edu/poetry/  For the launch, the home page features President Doti reading “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot. And here’s some upcoming poetry news from the club: Join the Department of Languages and others for the 7th Annual

Race and Racism symposium aims to build bridges, March 15-18

March 10, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

With recent racial incidents and unrest on many California campuses fresh in mind, Associated Students and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences are co-presenting a week-long symposium entitled “Bridging the Divide: A Conversation on Race and Racism in the 21st Century,” March 15-18.   Here’s the schedule: Monday, March 15  – Bush Conference Center, Beckman